I've always been drawn to the beauty of dreamcatchers. To each meaningful handmade component, from the hoop to each bead embedded in the webbing. Around two years ago, just about the time I started to seriously consider deigning fabric, I found this big beautiful vintage quilting hoop at a local thrift shop and decided that day that it would become a dreamcatcher inspired sign for my very first Quilt Market booth, for my very first fabric collection. That may sound a little crazy, but it's true! And although this first Limited Edition collection of mine is quite different than what I was envisioning back then, I'm so thrilled to see projects like this one materialize, just as I hoped, so many months later!
Just as I do for any sketch stitch piece, I began this project by basting a square cut of Creme De La Creme solid fabric to a scrap piece of batting to stabilize my embroidery. Using the satin stitch in multiple widths and stitch lengths & a variety of Wild & Free friendly Autifil 50wt I stitched out my collection logo front and center!
Next came the real fun of adding my quilting to resemble the magical weaving of a dreamcatcher and the many strands of Wild & Free fabric scraps, selvage ends, and other Art Gallery Fabrics that I've used to create all the projects I've been working on for this Quilt Market booth!
I'm so excited to have this special sign to bring with me to Houston, and I can't wait to share more of all the things I've been busy creating these past couple of weeks!
Thanks for stopping by today! ♥ Maureen